The first batch of the Russian vaccine to arrive in the West Bank today | PNN

An Israeli official said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority will receive a first shipment of 5,000 units of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine in the West Bank.

The Israeli “Kan” channel reported that Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs, Hussein al-Sheikh will return today from Russia, accompanied by a first batch of the Russian “Sputnik V” Corona vaccine, and he will cross from Jericho after he obtained the approval of the Israeli authorities to introduce the vaccine to the West Bank.

The Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Kaileh, had announced earlier that Palestine would prepare the Russian vaccine for emergency use, adding that Palestine would be the first country to bring the Russian vaccine to the Middle East.

Source: The first batch of the Russian vaccine to arrive in the West Bank today | PNN

John Bolton, former National Security Advisor for Donald Trump, calls for the fall of the Iranian regime in DW interview

Such calls by Bolton drive support for those in government in Iran as well as Iran using nuclear development as a chip to protect government just as North Korea has since the 1960s.

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Former Trump advisor John Bolton criticized the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was based on a “flat-out lie.” He also berated the president for not bringing down the Iranian regime.

Sri Lankan holy man’s ‘miracle’ potion for Covid turns sour

A self-styled Sri Lankan holy man’s supposed miracle potion to prevent Covid-19 has turned sour after a minister who publicly drank it was taken to hospital with the virus.

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Minister who publicly drank syrup touted as coronavirus cure tests positive

A self-styled Sri Lankan holy man’s supposed miracle potion to prevent Covid-19 has turned sour after a minister who publicly drank it was taken to hospital with the virus.

Thousands defied public gathering restrictions to swamp a village in central Sri Lanka last month to get the syrup made by Dhammika Bandara.

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Former Houston police officer Tam Pham charged over U.S. Capitol riot | The Texas Tribune

Houston police officer Tam Pham. According to the affidavit published by media organizations, Pham told the agents that he had traveled to D.C. from Houston on Jan. 5 for his wife’s business trip. He initially denied entering the Capitol, but admitted to attending the Trump rally earlier in the day. However, federal officials found photos of Pham standing in the Capitol rotunda in the deleted photos section of his phone. One agent warned Pham about making any false statements, and Pham agreed to cooperate for the rest of the investigation.

Pham also denied being a member of any far-right social media groups that had advertised the Jan. 6 rally, saying that he learned about the gathering on Facebook and attended because he wanted to “see history,” court documents show. After the president’s speech to the crowd that morning, he followed others to the Capitol, eventually climbing over toppled fences and barricades along the way. The photographs on Pham’s phone place him in the rotunda between 2:50 and 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 6. 

Source: Former Houston police officer Tam Pham charged over U.S. Capitol riot | The Texas Tribune

Coronavirus: 1.39 million vaccines administered in California as of Jan. 18

California’s case count was nearing 3 million on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

According to data gleaned from local public health departments across the state, there were 24,924 new cases and 141 new deaths reported from Monday, Jan. 18, to Tuesday, Jan. 19.

And, of the 3.2 million vaccinations distributed throughout the state, 1.39 million have been administered, tracking showed.

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California regions and ICU capacity for Jan. 19

As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available.

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Vaccines administered as of Jan. 17

The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 3,226,775 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems as of Jan. 17.

The totals of vaccines administered across six different regions are in the maps below. As of Jan. 17, a total of 1,393,224 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.That’s up 609,748 from the Jan. 11 report. The state cautions that the numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.

 

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